At the New York Motor Show, the Japanese company Toyota showed a hybrid model Prius Prime, which can be charged from an ordinary outlet.
The car received a number of cosmetic improvements to the exterior and interior, but probably the most important thing is that he had the opportunity to charge the battery from household electricity. The performance of the model is answered by a hybrid system, including a 1.8-liter petrol engine running on the Atkinson cycle, as well as an electric motor. Their power is 97 hp. And 73 hp, respectively. The manufacturer claims that the average fuel consumption will be 1.4 liters per 100 kilometers, and the fuel tank will be sufficient to cover the distance up to 965 kilometers. On electricity Prius Prime is able to travel up to 35 km.
Sales of new items are planned for the fall of this year.